Netflix Gets Paramount’s “Eli,” Lee’s “Yesterday”

Netflix Gets Paramounts Eli Lees Yesterday

Following in the footsteps of “Annihilation” and “The Cloverfield Paradox,” Netflix has acquired the horror film “Eli” from Paramount Pictures with plans to release it exclusively on its streaming platform sometime in 2019.

The story begins when a young boy undergoes treatment for a rare disease. A secluded clinic soon becomes a haunted prison with no way out. Charlie Shotwell, Lili Taylor, Kelly Reilly and Sadie Sink co-star. Filmmaker Ciaran Foy (“Sinister 2,” “Citadel”) helms from a script by David Chirchirillo, Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing.

In addition, the streamer has also acquired the sci-fi feature film “See You Yesterday” from producer Spike Lee and first-time writer-director Stefon Bristol. Both previously collaborated on the fifteen minute short version of the film released last year.

The film follows two science prodigies, C.J. and Sebastian, who build make-shift time machines to save C.J.’s brother from being wrongfully killed by a police officer. Eden Duncan-Smith, Brian ‘Astro’ Bradley, Johnathan Nieves and Marsha S. Blake co-star.

Source: Collider, Netflix